Oriental Splendor ---the story of Silk
The story of mulberry leaves and silkworm cocoons has lasted for over 5000 years.
The story of the Silk travel from the east to the west has lasted for 2000 years.
The foot prints of camels written on the sand vanished, the view of sailboats fade away. Today, what stories of silk are still been telling?
Zhejiang was proved to be the origin of silk. Its capital, Hangzhou, is also the undisputed center of the global silk industry.
The Silk Route starts from the east but does not end when it reaches to the west. The stories of silkworms and mulberry trees are not merely about an industry, either.
From the cultural site of Qianshanyang in Huzhou to the runways in Italy, from the Zhejiang company who gained its worldwide fame for its best quality silk to the southeast Asian countries that has still preserved traditional workshops, Oriental Splendor ---the story of Silk narrates the stories of people who work in the silk industry in Zhejiang and around the world.
At the same time, silk is also still a universal culturally-loaded language. The stories of people dedicating themselves to silk continues as time goes. by.Oriental Splendor ---the story of Silk presents the entrepreneurship and innovative spirit of Zhejiangese as well as the cultural communication between China and the world.